Women's Volleyball Sweeps La Roche in Regular-Season Finale

Women's Volleyball Sweeps La Roche in Regular-Season Finale

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend women's volleyball secured the No. 2 seed for the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) playoffs with a 3-0 win over La Roche on Saturday.

Final Score: Behrend 3, La Roche 0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-19)
Records: Penn State Behrend (21-5, 8-1 AMCC), La Roche (15-10, 5-4 AMCC)

Key Moments:

* The Lions will receive a first-round bye in the playoffs
* Behrend had three players with double-digit digs led by Sara Nobach (Athens, MI/Athens) with a match-high 15
* Breana Reynolds (Cranberry Township, PA/Seneca Valley) had a team-high 11 kills and Hannah Phillips (Pittsburgh, PA/North Allegheny) posted eight kills and 13 digs
* The Lions trailed at the start of every set, but rallied to sweep the Redhawks
* Meg Goodsel (Corry, PA/Corry) was aggressive offensively in the first set with four kills
* Goodsel and Phillips each knocked down a kill in the final two points for a 25-19 first-set victory
* Behrend used a 12-3 run in the second to break open a six-all tie to an eight-point lead
* The Lions had five kills in the final seven points to win, 25-16
* Down 7-1 in the third, Sara Novak (Lower Burrell, PA/Burrell) and Maura Benim (Harborcreek, PA/Harbor Creek) served the Lions to a 10-9 lead
* Tied at 17-all, Benim served the next five points and Phillips tallied the final kill for a 25-19 decision
* Novak finished with eight digs and six kills, while Goodsel registered 29 assists, nine kills and seven digs

Up Next:

* Behrend returns to action on Saturday at Penn State Altoona against the winner of No. 6 Mt. Aloysius/No. 3 Alfred State. Match begins at 4:30 p.m.

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